4/25/2013

Small modular reactors could reshape the nuclear industry, as they can be produced in factories and are easily hauled to selected sites, observers say. Such units also have a unique cooling system that minimizes the chances of meltdowns, proponents say. "They offer the potential for a new paradigm in how we think about construction of nuclear power plants," said Peter Lyons, assistant secretary for nuclear energy at the Department of Energy.

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